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31 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

0.5" would be too small, wouldn't have much base to keep the mini from tipping over. 20mm (~0.75") would be more appropriate I think.

 

100% agree.  I was surprised when I had 20mm bases in hand how small they actually looked.  Round ones will appear even smaller.  

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6 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

100% agree.  I was surprised when I had 20mm bases in hand how small they actually looked.  Round ones will appear even smaller.  

For quick reference, the American penny is 0.75" diameter.

 

So... for 1¢, you got a round weighted base.

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For a small-rated figure like a gnome or halfling, I agree that a 20mm base is likely to be more suitable.

 

For a really tiny figure like an imp or a housecat, I like to use 0.5" washers.  I have found that two washers glued back-to-back provide a base that has both a nice thickness and weight.  If I need to fill the central hole, a little Milliput does the trick.

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41 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

For quick reference, the American penny is 0.75" (19.05mm) diameter.

 

So... for 1¢, you got a round weighted base.

 

Yup. That's what I use. I also drill out the center to accept a neodymium magnet. Works great.

 

BTW, for plastic minis that should be on a small base, adding a bit of weight (by using a metal base, for instance) is almost necessary. Otherwise a sneeze can pretty easily move figures around the play surface.

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1 hour ago, ManvsMini said:

 

That's destruction of government property... wouldn't advertise doing that.

 

 

Nope, It's my property. It's also not adulterating currency as long as you don't try to spend it. (Note that this is not to be relied upon as legal advice, but I did do research.)

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Technically, no, it is not your property. The physical currency is government owned, the value that it represents is yours. Defacing currency is illegal, thus why I would advise not advertising anyone to do it on the forums, as we don't want to tread on Reaper's good graces for allowing the forums to exist.

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12 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

Technically, no, it is not your property. The physical currency is government owned, the value that it represents is yours. Defacing currency is illegal, thus why I would advise not advertising anyone to do it on the forums, as we don't want to tread on Reaper's good graces for allowing the forums to exist.

 

"Is it illegal to damage or deface coins?

Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code provides criminal penalties for anyone who “fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the Mints of the United States.” This statute means that you may be violating the law if you change the appearance of the coin and fraudulently represent it to be other than the altered coin that it is. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Mint does not promote coloring, plating or altering U.S. coinage: however, there are no sanctions against such activity absent fraudulent intent. "

 

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Coins/Pages/edu_faq_coins_portraits.aspx

 

As I said, I did research first.

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Note that this applies strictly to coins. Paper money is governed by section 333, which is much stricter.

 

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Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

 

Mind you, I don't believe anyone has been prosecuted under this section unless it was part of an attempt to counterfeit bills.

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